There are over 600 muscles in the body so they play a major role in how we feel. Our muscles are responsible for producing force, decelerating force and stabilizing force. They make us move, they act as our shock absorbers and they keep us from falling over. Exercise and maintenance for our muscles is as important as taking care of our teeth by brushing and taking care of our hair or skin by washing. The more we neglect our muscles the more problems they can cause us.
Keeping our muscles strong and healthy directly impacts how we feel. Our bodies are engines and like any engine it needs to be used, and it will also need maintenance and repairs. Lack of, excessive or stressful motions can cause problems in our muscles. Developing healthy muscles is a two part process. First, you must exercise or use muscles in order to keep them healthy, strong, and functioning normally. Second, you must know how to deal with problems when they arise.
Our skeletal system is what gives our bodies form and shape, so in order to move (produce force), our muscles bend our bones (our bones act as levers). Movement also creates momentum which needs to be controlled. Our muscles have to be able to counter balance the force we produce by slowing it down (decelerating it). In addition, because of gravity our body is always under a constant downward force or stress. It is our muscles that absorb that stress and counter balance it by stabilizing our bodies so we don’t fall over. Since joints are where our bones bend and the muscles attach, they are the places that receive the most stress so they are often where we feel much of our physical pain. Many times this pain is due to injury, chronic conditions, repetitive motion, or positional stresses. These can be reduced or eliminated by an integrated plan which combines various modalities.
The Pain Free Motion programs are individually designed for each person. They include the appropriate strengthening program, combined with stretching, and any needed self-myofascial release, or lymphatic drainage techniques to correct problematic tissues if necessary.
Some of the conditions this program helps are:
If you have been experiencing pain that won’t go away, make an appointment to come in and see how this program can help you develop a stronger, more pain free lifestyle.